The newspaper Molodyozh Severa reported on 15 May 1992 that N Islamov was under sentence of death in a prison in the Republic of Komi. He had been convicted of murdering a young girl and assaulting her mother. No further details were given. N Islamov is currently held in the investigation- isolation prison in Syktyvkar, Komi, awaiting the outcome of his petition for clemency. AI is appealing for the sentence to be commuted.